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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium Strategy is a government funded strategy to narrow the achievement gap between those students identified as being from a disadvantaged background and other students. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for those students who have been on Free School Meals over the past 6 years and children who have been looked after or fostered at any point.

For the year 2023/24, the Pupil Premium has a value of £1035 for Free School Meals students and £2530 for looked after children. The money is received as a lump sum, and is not ring fenced to be spent individually on each pupil. Government leaves it to the school to decide how the Pupil Premium money can be best used in order to narrow the attainment gap between Pupil Premium students and the rest of the students.

Support and Provision at PHGS

The DfE are clear that evidence indicates that using your Pupil Premium funding to improve teaching quality is the most effective way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) indicate that initiatives should focus on three areas (shown below) and these three areas form the basis of our Pupil Premium Strategy.

The Pupil Premium is used widely in a number of areas, but some examples of support and provision that we currently offer are:

  • Half price trips and visits, sports kit and revision guides.
  • Assistance to ensure that all students can access the iPad scheme.
  • Extra support with maths and English.
  • Bespoke pastoral support, which may include access to counselling and other support services.

At Prince Henry's, the Progress 8 figures for Pupil Premium students at Prince Henry’s in 2023 indicates that they are making better progress than disadvantaged students nationally.

For academic year 2023/24, the government also has given schools an additional Recovery Premium Grant to support initiatives to help students to catch-up following the Covid pandemic. This equates to £276 per pupil, which again is used by the school to continue to improve outcomes.

Please click on the link here to view details of the Prince Henry’s Pupil Premium Strategy. Within this you can also see how the recovery Pupil Premium funding is intended to be used this year to help all students catch-up and a review of last year’s Pupil Premium strategy.